Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Good To Be Home

Hello, dear ones! Oh, my heart is just breaking, as most of yours are, as I found out our dear sweet Pat from Back Porch Musing passed away! Her blog was one of the very first I ever visited before I started blogging. She will be missed so much. My prayers go out to J and her family. Please join me as we lift them up in prayer.
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It's so good to be home. Some of you may know that Mr. Precious and I took a very long trip and were gone for three weeks! We drove 5,000 miles in Kiki and then another 1,000 in Itsy! We drove through 20 states, yes we did.
Are you ready?
New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Whew!
 We thought we would be gone even longer but our little grandson, Campie's birthday was September 18 and we just had to get back to celebrate with him.
 Here is our little birthday boy! I'm sure all grandmas think this, but he really is the most loving, sweet little boy. There will probably come a day when he won't be so free with his kisses.
 He loves firetrucks and his mommy made him a special cake. She's really good at this!



Then there were presents! Carter was so helpful!
 Then over to our house for a special toy! Mr. Precious bought Campie a remote controlled car!
 Needless to say, it was a great big hit with both kids.
 Watch out, Campie, here comes the green car!
 I've been trying to get around to visit you all and I've got a lot of catching up to do, but I'm seeing so much beautiful fall appearing at your homes so I went out and bought some pumpkins and tried to fall up the porch. Oh, here's a tidbit ~ speaking of home, when we got home there were a slew of little gnats in the kitchen! I thought maybe I had left out a banana or something but no! Anyway, I looked on Pinterest and found a solution and it works! I poured a little bit of apple cider vinegar into a little bowl and then added one squirt of Dawn dish washing liquid and stirred it up. I put a cover of plastic wrap over the top and then with a sharp knife made a little slit in the top of the wrap. Let me tell you those little gnats were diving into this stuff! I've done this for about four days and this morning there were only three little boogers in this concoction! I didn't want to use a spray so this is safe and it really works. Just thought I'd share that with you.


 Little pumpkins are marching up the front steps and I'm hoping the squirrels aren't seeing these because they'll start chewing on them very quickly! One of you told me to put Vaseline on them and I did that last year and it worked until the little boogers rubbed it off!
 Here's a little spot by the front door.
 I want to get a 'real' mum to poke up here but didn't see any I liked when I bought my pumpkins so I made a faux arrangement and it will do for a while.
 It doesn't show up very well, but I wanted to add a fall leaf garland above the door. Can you even see it?


I'm embarrassed, I'm lazy because I'm using the same fall wreath I've had for a million years. I bring it out each year thinking I'm going to make another one, but I don't! We'll, I like it I guess.
 A little fallen sign to great folks when they walk up to the house.
 Then I bought a new fallen flag and you can tell it's new because it's full of fold lines! Hopefully they'll fall out soon.
I'll try to get my fall decorating on in the house soon but for now we're really enjoying our time with our babies! Did I tell you it's good to be home? Yes, ma'am, it is!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Back Home Again

 There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rolling in,
the afternoon is heavy on your shoulders.
There's a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away,
the whining of his wheels just makes it colder.

He's an hour away from riding on your prayers up in the sky
and ten days on the road are barely gone.
There's a fire softly burning, supper's on the stove,
but it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

There's all the news to tell him, how's you spend your time,
and what's the latest thing the neighbors say?
And your mother called last Friday, "Sunshine" made her cry
and you felt the baby move just yesterday.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

Oh, the time that I can lay this tired old body down,
and feel your fingers feather soft upon me.
The kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way,
the happiness that living with you brings me.

It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you.
It's the little things that make a house a home.
Like a fire softly burning and supper on the stove,
the light in your eyes that makes me warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.
I said hey, it's good to be back home again. 
~ sung by John Denver